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Wed May 17, 2017, 02:07 AM

Anyone watching Genius, the Nat Geo series?

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On the life of Einstein?

I have such sympathy for Mileva Maric´, his first wife. She was brilliant but got little to no credit.

Here's an excellent and insightful interview with the beautiful Samantha Colley, the actress playing her:
http://www.blastr.com/2017-5-8/national-geographic-genius-samantha-colley-interview

Mileva's mother-in-law, Einstein's mother, brutally enforced the cruelest misogyny of that era while Einstein passively stood back and took advantage. No wonder she divorced him.

It's an excellent series, so watch if you can. Nat Geo plays reruns throughout the week.









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Wed May 17, 2017, 02:23 AM

1. From the interview...

"The scripts were amazing. Even the script from one of the episodes that I auditioned with, by writer Noah Pink and subsequent writers, was so wonderful. I usually audition for fluffy, banal parts and to have this woman written in a respectful, interesting, analytical, complex way was like coming up for air. And then the process of shooting in Prague was a dream come true. One of the things I'm so grateful for is they gave time to the very female struggles and questions that Mileva had to deal with. They really gave time to her arc. She started out as this rocket ship turning up at University, outdoing others in mathematics, and demanding to be an equal to men. She's this glittering person with the potential to be an amazing genius in her own right. And then life happens to her in only the way it can to a female."



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Wed May 17, 2017, 04:32 AM

2. And the contrast with Marie Curie

is interesting too.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #2)

Wed May 17, 2017, 03:38 PM

3. Indeed.

Marie Curie had the full support of her husband who shared publication authorship with her. Einstein even refused to give Mileva an acknowledgement on the ones she belonged on.

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